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1. PA Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Universal Training-PV Middle School East Staff Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Perkiomen Valley Middle School East staff

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 5/30/2018

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School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS), part of the Pennsylvania three tiered Mulit-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework, is a proactive approach to discipline that improves school climate. Instead of a piecemeal or reactive model, this data-driven, research-based method builds from Universal primary prevention (school-wide), to Targeted secondary intervention (classroom), through to Intensive tertiary supports (individual). This continuum allows for the defining of and explicit teaching of expected behaviors which, in turn, improves the social, emotional, and academic skills of all students. This five-day training for school Core teams will focus on positive rather than punitive interventions, managing or eliminating conditions or antecedents contributing to behaviors, and organizing and routinizing how pro-social behaviors will be taught and practiced at their schools. In between formal training dates, Core teams will work with their school building staff/students to obtain input and buy in, develop behavioral expectations, lesson plans, and acknowledgement systems, and begin initial implementation. A commitment to fidelity agreement must be signed prior to the first day of training.

Lunch will be 1 hour - please bring a bag lunch.

Laptops are required for these workshops.

2. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 10/10/2017

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Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due January 30, 2018.

3. Use PVAAS to Focus Your Work in Supporting Teachers

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District Leaders, School Leaders, Curriculum Directors, and Special Education Directors

Dates: 9/26/2017

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Today’s school leaders are balancing the needs of instructional leadership with school management. Does your “balance” focus on improving academic results for students? Do you have a laser-like focus when working with department/grade- levels teams and individual teachers to enhance their professional growth? Does this laser-like focus have a goal of providing leadership on the most effective instructional practices teachers can use with their students?

Who May Benefit From Attending:
School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education), and Act 93 members who supervise teachers.

Presenters:
Jennifer Ross, PVAAS Statewide Core Team for PDE
Joan Perekupka, PVAAS Statewide Core Team for PDE

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

4. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade K

Dates: 9/26/2017

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Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

5. Writing Foundational Skills: The Role Handwriting, Spelling and Oral Language Play in Developing Effective Writers (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Elementary Administrators, Reading Specialists, K-2 Classroom and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2017

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Current research in the literacy field is revealing essential foundational skills in writing, similar to the explosion of research in the foundational skills of reading development. This workshop will explore effective core writing instruction in the K-2 classroom integrating oral language, handwriting and spelling to support students' abilities to compose text.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

6. Act 339 Series Session #1: Program Component, Foundation; Stakeholder, Educators/Administrators

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 9/27/2017

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

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This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Program Component, Foundation; Stakeholder, Educators/Administrators.
* Stating the case for building a comprehensive K-12 school-counseling program in the career domain.(Introductory Power point)
* Understanding the Chapter 339 Law & Template (Template items #1,2,4,5).
* Reviewing your K-12 school counseling program’s strengths and needs.
* Reviewing District Data and the use of counselor time and resources.
* Understanding the importance and power of connecting inside and outside the school to all stakeholders.
* Overview of and a working knowledge of what goes in the Foundation of the program (Beliefs, Mission Statement, What students need to know).
* Developing a strategy to engage and involve Educator/Administrator stakeholders in your program.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

7. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 09/27/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 9/27/2017

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The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

8. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade 1

Dates: 9/27/2017

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Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

9. Heroin, Opiates and Other Drug Trends Among Youth

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 9/28/2017

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Heroin and opioid use has more than quadrupled in recent years, with youth aged 12 through 25 the most likely to experience opiate abuse. Unfortunately, overdose is common among youth who use illicit opiates, such as heroin. Opiates are not the only drug proving to be problematic among youth – synthetic drugs and the resurgence of meth are also trending as well. This workshop will address current research on prescription opioids, heroin and other drugs trending among youth; Examine emerging drug trends among youth;Discuss the complex disease of addiction and the adolescent brain; Treatment options for youth; Preventing drug use among children and youth.

10. iPads as an Instructional Tool-ST HILARY STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: St. Hilary Staff Only

Dates: 9/29/2017

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This workshop will focus on the use of the iPad as an instructional tool to allow students to create their own evidence of learning. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a number of versatile apps that can be used in multiple subject areas.

11. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 9/29/2017

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This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

12. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 10/1/2017 to 10/31/2017

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Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.
Unlike other "one size fits all' online programs found in the marketplace, MVP prides itself on meeting the diverse needs of its schools and their students. MVP can be the perfect solution to a unique programming need or serve as your total online learning partner. The continued success and expansion of MVP is attributed to its unique model for virtual learning which focuses on partnerships, flexibility and results.

MVP utilizes some of today's most innovative content providers to offer a wide range of courses taught by highly qualified PA teachers. These include standard and accelerated courses, AP/Honors courses, Electives, credit/unit recovery, Homebound, Alternative Education Programs, SAT/ACT and Keystone Prep, and Content site license options. We do not charge a membership fee and only collect tuition based on the number of students you enroll in the program. There will be an opportunity to hear from our current partner schools, as well as our primary vendor Edgenuity, who will share insights about how MVP's program impacts student learning and the implementation experience.

For those attending in person, enjoy a complimentary lunch and networking time before the presentation begins. Lunch will be served at 12:00 PM with a brief overview from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM.

If you cannot attend in person, we will also be live streaming this event at:

https://paiu.zoom.us/webinar/register/3a398a0de5009b93d746f627e8486654.

You must register and selct the virtual option if you will be attending the live stream so as to receive reminders and other important information.

If you have any questions about MVP and/or this Lunch & Learn, please feel free to contact Jeff Rothenberger (jroth@mciu.org).

Flexible Virtual Learning Solution

14. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 2 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: All Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status.

Dates: 10/4/2017

During this one day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of G Suite for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve Google Educator Level 2 status. A custom eGuide is included for all participants. Rich Kiker will facilitate the session and guide participants through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web based tutorials, and video learning libraries. Please bring a Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD: Bring your own Device.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

15. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/4/2017

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Will be provided.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

16. Montgomery County Middle School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 10/4/2017

This council is limited to Montgomery County Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

17. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 10/4/2017

This council is limited to Montgomery County High School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

18. From Consumer to Creator: Leveraging iPads to Unleash Student Creativity (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2017

Do your students have the opportunity to create digital stories, animations or screencasts while using iPads in the classroom? Many schools have subscriptions to content providers (e.g. Study Island, ST Math, etc.)to teach and reinforce skills, but endless opportunities exist when students can create their own evidence of learning! Come to this workshop to learn how to leverage iPads to extend students' thinking and offer them the opportunity to show what they know in a variety of formats.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): It is recommended that participants bring their own iPads. A small number of iPads will be available to borrow for the training. Please contact the instructor if you would like to request an iPad: bmulartrick@mciu.org.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

19. PA Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Universal Training - by Invitation Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Schwenksville Elementary, Elkins Park Elementar, Candlebrook Elementary, Malborough Elementary and Knapp Elementary Staff

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 5/9/2018

School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) is a proactive approach to discipline that improves school climate. It is aligned to the Pennsylvania three tiered Mulit-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. Instead of a piecemeal or reactive model, this data-driven, research-based method builds from Universal primary prevention (school-wide), to Targeted secondary intervention (classroom), through to Intensive tertiary supports (individual). This continuum allows for the defining of and explicit teaching of expected behaviors which, in turn, improves the social, emotional, and academic skills of all students. This five-day training for school Core teams will focus on positive rather than punitive interventions, managing or eliminating conditions or antecedents contributing to behaviors, and organizing and routinizing how pro-social behaviors will be taught and practiced at their schools. In between formal training dates, Core teams will work with their school building staff to obtain staff input and buy in, develop behavioral expectations, lesson plans, and acknowledgement systems, and begin initial implementation. A commitment to fidelity agreement must be signed prior to the first day of training.

Lunch will be 1 hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Laptops are required.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

20. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course - CPI Initial Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 10/9/2017 to 10/10/2017

This newly revised workshop provides participants with the skills needed to de-escalate potentially violent situations in school settings. Through expanded role-playing[laying and skill oriented participation, the Crisis Prevention Institute approach will help prepare staff to maintain control during potential crisis situations. Participants will complete workbook and culminating tests. Participants must attend both days.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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21. Paraprofessional Training Series: Understanding the Principles of Inclusive Practices

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/9/2017

Participants will be able to understand the principals of inclusive practice and examine methods for incorporating inclusive practices in the classroom.

Registration will being one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will begin one-half hour before workshop.

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22. LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word - Building Vocabulary and Oral Language (L) 10/10/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 10/10/2017

This module highlights the importance of vocabulary for reading comprehension and examines many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Participants will look at the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the role of language in the home, the importance of reading aloud, modeling in the classroom, and independent reading. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 4 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

23. The Mindful Classroom Series - Fall 2017

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 10/10/2017 to 12/12/2017

Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
10/10/17 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
10/24/17 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
11/14/17 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
11/28/17 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
12/12/17 - Mindfully Moving Forward

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*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

24. Act 45/PIL Workshop: Supporting Students with Disabilities Series: Increased Access to Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment = Increased Student Achievement

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Educators, Administration

Dates: 10/11/2017 to 1/10/2018

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Educational Leaders face multiple challenges as they strive for high quality instruction and increased student achievement for ALL. Supporting ALL students often presents additional challenges that must be addressed as leaders work towards improving instructional practices related to students with disabilities. This training series is designed to support leaders in implementing systems level change linked to:

* FAPE
* Shifting school culture towards Presuming Competence in ALL students
* Addressing the full continuum of services for students on the Autism Spectrum
* Rethinking how we interpret student behavior
* Utilizing frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning as a way to support learner variability in our classrooms
* Ensuring fidelity of practices such as Co-Teaching that support students with disabilities in general education settings.

Attendees must attend all sessions and complete job embedded activities to earn Act 45/PIL credit hours and Act 48 hours.

10/11/17 - Role of Leaders Implementing change
10/17/17- FAPE and Roles and Responsibilities of LEA in Supporting Access to General Education Curriculum
10/25/17 - Creating a Culture of Presumed Competence
11/8/17 - Is your Autistic Support program Supporting the Full Continuum of Needs?
11/29/17 - Function Based Thinking: Reframing How We Interpret Student Behavior
12/7/17 - Frameworks that Support Access to Instruction for All: Universal Design for Learning(UDL)
12/19/17 - Ensuring Fidelity of Co-Teaching Practices
1/10/18 - Culminating Project

25. How to Support Students' Productive Struggle and Perseverance Grades 6-12 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/11/2017 to 11/14/2017

Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships. This 2-day workshop will help you build and nurture a culture for productive struggle by answering the following questions:

* What is productive struggle?
* Why is productive struggle important to student's mathematics learning/
* How do we support productive struggle for each and every student?

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

26. STEM Illuminated: A Day of Inspiration, Exploration and Networking (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/12/2017

Are you seeking ways to incorporate meaningful STEM experiences in your school or district? Do you wonder what is happening with STEM learning throughout Montgomery County? Join us for a day of STEM inspiration, exploration and networking. Shannon Lotz, Upper Merion teacher, will kick-off the day with a keynote, highlighting STEM learning in her school. She will explore how STEM is a transdisciplinary, problem-based approach to authentic learning for students and discuss how her school has redesigned their instructional delivery methods to address the most up-to-date brain research on student learning. Following the keynote, Montgomery County Schools will highlight their STEM journeys. The school showcases will explore various levels of implementation of STEM experiences. The day will end with Open Spaces where you will have an opportunity to reflect on the day, ask questions and network with your colleagues in an unstructured manner.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

27. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 10/12/2017

This council is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

28. MCIU PIIC Meeting 10/16/17

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 10/16/2017

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

29. MCIU Tech Innovators 10/16/17

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Technology Innovators

Dates: 10/16/2017

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE PIIC MEETING IN THE MORNING. This council is for Montgomery County technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

30. PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Mental Health Providers for the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 10/26/2017

This workshop is for members of the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only. Members who are mental health providers (e.g., psychologists, counselors, social workers, etc.) need to attend BOTH days to receive credit and their PREPaRE Workshop 2 certificates.

This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.

Registration will being one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 45 minutes. Please bring a bagged lunch.

31. We've Assessed with the VB-MAPP, Now What?

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education teachers- K-12, administrators, related service providers

Dates: 10/17/2017

Assessment is meant to drive instructional decisions as well as what we need to teach and/or what the student still needs to learn. After completing the VB-MAPP, how do you know what skills to address? This training will look at the 3 Levels to the Milestones Assessment and how to determine specific programming based on the assessment results. Organizational systems for materials and teaching space will be discussed.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 1 hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

32. Student Sexual Aggression and Assault: Reality, Intervention and Prevention

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 10/17/2017

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According to recent research, about one-in-four young women reported experiencing sexual assault since enrolling in college, a statistic we are all too familiar with. Lesser known is the number of youth in our elementary and secondary schools that experience sexual assault at the hands of their peers. The Associated Press spent a year investigating student-on-student reported sexual assaults. Over a four-year period, they found over 17,000 student-on-student assaults in our schools, some involving victims and perpetrators as young as five and six. Student-on-student sexual assaults increase significantly during middle school, but five percent of all sexual assaults reported on school property in a recent two-year period happened to 5 and 6 year-olds. In the two years between 2014 and 2016, federal investigations into schools and their mishandling of sexual harassment and assault cases more than tripled. Few school personnel can identify the individual in their district responsible for the management of reports of sexual harassment and assault, and fewer still have received training addressing student sexual harassment and assault. This workshop will: Look at the current research addressing peer-on-peer sexual aggression and sexual assaults occurring in schools; Examine the role and responsibility of schools and agencies in addressing student sexual aggression and assault; Review education and prevention models that include bystander intervention.

33. Fountas and Pinnell's The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8 (L) DATE CHANGED to 10/18/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-8 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/18/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore the behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support as students think within, beyond, and about a text. Fountas and Pinnell provide a link from assessment to instruction via classroom practices such as guided reading and read-aloud. Their professional book The Continuum of Literacy Learning: A Guide to Teaching is included with the training and provides the basis for this seminar. Drawing from this important resource, the seminar provides an introduction to The Continuum and how it can be used to set goals for student learning in individual, small groups, or whole class lessons. Discover how The Continuum can be used as a bridge to connect your assessment data to your instruction, as well as, how it can serve as a guide for evaluating student progress over time, helping to identify the specific areas for targeted instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

34. Increasing Success In Your Inclusive Classroom: Presuming Competence For All Learners and Yourself

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Teachers K-12, Administrators

Dates: 10/18/2017

Your school year has started and you are feeling overwhelmed with all of the needs in your classroom but specifically the behaviors that some students are exhibiting. This training will give you strategies and accommodations for your classroom to help it become a more fluid, comfortable, and successful environment for not only your students but yourself and any others that may encounter your classroom daily.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop,

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Laptops are required for this session.

35. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades PRIMARY (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/19/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

36. Gamification: An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding and Creating Learning Games (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/19/2017

Under the right conditions learning occurs in games. But learning doesn't occur in all games - even ones intended to lead to learning. Why? What makes a game effective from a learning perspective? Learn research-based recommendations for using games in K-12 curriculum. Discover game features that lead to impactful learning outcomes.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

37. Act 339 Series Session #2: Program Component, Delivery; Stakeholder, Parents

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 10/20/2017

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Wait List
This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Program Component, Delivery; Stakeholder, Parents * Reviewing key concepts from Training #1.
* Review work completed from Training #1.(#1,2,4,5 on the 339 template).
* Introducing the Career Education and Work Standards.
* Discussing community and online resources (339 Template Item #10, Organizing Career Resources).
* Understanding what goes into the Delivery portion of model (Template Items #7,8,9).
* Developing a strategy to engage, involve Parent stakeholders in your program.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

38. Launch Book Study (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/23/2017 to 2/20/2018

The book Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student is based on the belief that all kids are naturally creative and that every classroom should be filled with creativity and wonder. It is a top seller on Amazon.com and has been the inspiration for numerous teachers to infuse design thinking into their instruction and classroom. Join us as we navigate through this book and have enriching conversations to transfer ideas from this book into practice.

Participants must purchase the book: Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student ISBN-10: 0996989544 approximately $20.00.

This book study will be completely online through our Learning Management System. There will be four optional virtual meeting that will occur on a monthly basis.

The dates of the optional virtual meetings are:
* Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
* Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
* Monday, January 22, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
* Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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39. A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning Grades K-5 with Brett Moulding (S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/24/2017 to 12/13/2017

Join us for a three-day professional learning opportunity focused on developing meaningful understanding of the new vision for science teaching and learning presented in the NRC report A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Brett Moulding will lead educators in this series to develop an in-depth understanding of how to change science teaching and learning to match the current research. Science performances will be modeled and participants will engage with and reflect upon the performances to shift their science teaching and learning to ensure student engagement in the three dimensions of the Framework and NGSS.

Sessions will feature modeling, discussions and reflection of effective strategies to successfully engage students in argumentation and explanation. Time will also be provided for teachers to explore lessons that focus on the 5 E's instructional model as well as tools to use to modify their favorite lessons into three-dimensional 5 E lessons.

Participants will receive a copy of Mr. Moulding's book A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

40. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades INTERMEDIATE (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades 3-6, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/24/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades 3-6.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

41. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 10/24/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 10/24/2017

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

42. DIBELS® Math Training

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-6 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/25/2017

New
DIBELS® Math is comprised of measures of early numeracy, computation, and problem solving that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics. The measures can be used to quickly and efficiently monitor the development of mathematics skills. DIBELS® Math is designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of basic mathematics skills, in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later mathematics difficulties. During this session we will learn how to use the benchmark materials to assess students and discuss uses of progress monitoring. Please make sure to bring your laptop with you to access the online materials.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

43. Follow-Up: A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning with Brett Moulding (S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/25/2017

This workshop is only for participants that attended the 3-day workshop in 2016-17 or the 1-day workshop at PSTA in Penn State. The day will be an advanced topics session focused on science instruction consistent with the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education. This professional learning opportunity will model science instruction and provide insights into how to shift instruction toward three-dimensional teaching and learning. The sessions will focus on developing deeper understanding of how to use the instructional model "Gather, Reason, and Communicate (GRC)" and provide GRC and 5E GRC lessons to use in your classroom.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

44. What is Worth Fighting For? The Essentials of Teaching Writing at the Secondary Level (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 10/25/2017

New
This workshop will provide middle school and high school educators with an overview of effective, research-based practices related to writing instruction and the specific role time, choice, feedback, and explicit instruction play in the secondary classroom. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for all genres will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the writing instruction essentials that are worth fighting for in our schools today.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

45. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 10/25/2017

New
This council is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

46. Collaborative Decision Making for School Leaders with TregoED SPONSORED BY LINCOLN IU 12- Act 45/PIL Approved - 40 Hours)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educational Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2017 to 11/17/2017

SPONSORED BY LINCOLN INTERMEDIATE UNIT

PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BILLED DIRECTLY BY LINCOLN INTERMEDIATE #12. COST PER PERSON: $300 FOR LIU MEMBER SCHOOLS; $400 FOR ALL OTHERS. REVISED DATES: 10/26/17, 10/27/17 & 11/17/17.

This offering is approved by The PA Department of Education as a 40 hour Act45/PIL program. Attendance at all three days and successful completion of job-embedded assignments are required to earn Act 45/PIL hours.

Facilitated by Dr. Kathy Blackburn from TregoED, the processes presented in this three-day training series are based upon the pioneering research of Ben Tregoe and Charles Kepner. Education leaders from the US and Canada have benefited from the skills taught in this highly regarded opportunity which provides leaders with three proven strategies to more effectively assess and address critical issues:

1. Situation Appraisal
2. Decision Analysis
3. Potential Problem Analysis

Using the three processes taught in this workshop, participants are able to:

*Make well-balanced and effective decisions
*Understand and break down large issues into manageable pieces
*Plan for successful implementation of changes, policies and initiatives
*Build commitment from diverse stakeholders
*Use a shared problem-solving language and approach to enhance communication and outcomes
*Increase transparency, trust and confidence from Boards and communities
*Effectively utilize existing data and information in problem-solving and decision-making
*Use involvement, facts and logic to de-escalate emotions and conflict

Visit http://tregoed.org/ to learn more about the processes and research of TregoED.

47. Writing Instruction within a Balanced Literacy Framework (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 10/26/2017

The Balanced Literacy Framework aligned to the gradual release of responsibility allows for a systematic approach to writing instruction. This workshop will focus on the blocks of instruction that have the greatest impact on students. Participants will review the research that supports gradual release instructional design and further develop their understanding of the balance between whole group, small group and individual conferences in their classrooms. Nuisances between shared writing, interactive writing and modeled writing will be explored as well as investigation into guided writing and conferring.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

48. Dive into STEM (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2017

Wait List
Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

49. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 10/27/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

50. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technologhy, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 10/30/2017

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

51. PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Mental Health Providers for the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/8/2017

This workshop is for members of the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only. Members who are mental health providers (e.g., psychologists, counselors, social workers, etc.) need to attend BOTH days to receive credit and their PREPaRE Workshop 2 certificates.

This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.

Registration will being one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 45 minutes. Please bring a bagged lunch.

52. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/30/2017

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Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

53. ADMINISTRATORS AND COACHES GRADES K-12 - Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administators and Coaches Grades K-12

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/2/2017

How do you support teachers in building learning environments that foster innovations, problem solving, and reflection? Come join us as we use coding learning experiences to teach content-area as well as communication, collaboration, designing, and prototyping skills. Through this opportunity, you will gain insight from both the learner's and teacher's perspective to develop a better understanding of the essential skills that are needed for creativity and innovation to flourish. Connect with other administrators and coaches to share strategies for integrating coding into the classroom.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

54. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Regular and Special Education Educators (K-12), Administrators

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 1/24/2018

Do you want to be involved with a cooperative teaching model in your school but don’t know where to begin? This two day training will review various co-teaching models and related strategies to support success. Co-teaching teams are encouraged to register together. Participants will brainstorm solutions to problematic issues such as planning time, behavior management, assessment, and differentiated instruction. Participants must attend both sessions. Consulting staff will provide on-site follow up support to participants.

Laptops are required for this workshop.

FLYER

Registration begins on-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a lunch or visit a local eatery.

55. Ramping Up Language for ELs to Excel: Effective Strategies for All Teachers of ELs (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/2/2017 to 11/30/2017

This is a two-part professional development series to support teachers and administrators in their work with ELs. Participants must attend both sessions. See flyer for more information.

11/2/17 Introduction to Academic Language and Effectively Scaffolding Content Instruction for ELs with Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder.
In this session participants will learn why the teaching of academic language is so important to the success of ELs. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze the language demands of authentic academic tasks and texts and practice strategies for selecting `and teaching academic vocabulary to ELs.

11/30/17 Teaching Academic Language at the Sentence and Discourse Levels, Teaching Background Knowledge, and Oral Language Development for ELs with Sydney Snyder and Jill Kester.
In this session participants expand upon concepts learned on 11/2/17 and will practice strategies for teaching academic language at the sentence and discloser levels.

All participants will receive the book Unlocking English Learners Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible written by Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU Title III Consortium member districts can attend at no additional cost: Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

56. Google Apps for Education - Follow up - St. Philip Neri STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: St. Philip Neri - STAFF ONLY

Dates: 11/2/2017 to 2/1/2018

Will discuss how you have integrated Google Apps into your lesson plans. Will discuss specific content and objective that should be addresed. Staff will learn how to integrate technology with their students throughout curriculum instruction and learning.

57. LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Building Authentic Learning

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-6 and Adminstrators

Dates: 11/2/2017

Come experience the power of creating authentic cross-curricular learning with the MCIU at LEGOLAND Discovery Center located at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing real-world learning experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn how components at LEGOLAND can be incorporated into multiple content areas.
* Learn about fieldtrips at LEGOLAND.

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the opportunity to explore LEGOLAND. Please note that this professional development offering is designed specifically for upper elementary (grades 3-6) teachers and administrators. Children are not permitted to attend this session.

Please note that a district is only permitted to send up to 5 enrollees.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

58. School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) Training

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Facilities Directors, Athletic Directors, School Administrators

Dates: 11/6/2017

New
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as part of the School Climate Cleanout Campaign (SC3), will be presenting Integrated Chemical Management and Safety Training (Training) for teachers and facilities personnel from Pennsylvania schools.

The purpose of this Training is to help schools improve overall chemical management practices. Therefore, the Training is intended for school administrators, teachers, and other school staff only. Topics will include Hazard Awareness, Chemical Safety, and Development of a Chemical Management Plan.

As schools begin to implement their integrated chemical management plan, a review of the chemical inventory usually reveals some out of date, excess and/or high risk chemicals that require proper handling and disposal. Schools participating in the Integrated Chemical Management and Safety Training will be invited to apply for assistance with the chemical cleanout process that will take place in 2018. This assistance is provided once per school based on completeness of each application and availability of funds. Schools that do not participant in the Training are not eligible for assistance with the chemical cleanout process. If you have any questions regarding registration, contact Holley Moyer at ahmoyer@mciu.org.

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59. Innovation in Education featuring keynote George Couros (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 9-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 11/7/2017

Join the Perkiomen Valley School district in partnership with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit as they host George Couros on November 7th for a day of innovative thinking! George will share a presentation based upon his most recent book, The Innovator's Mindset. He will prompt attendees to think about what innovation means, why it is imperative for educators and students today, and how we can begin to provide new and improved learning opportunities in schools. At the conclusion of the keynote, George will participate in the small group conversations organized for high school teachers. He will empower all to wonder, explore and become more forward thinking, emphasizing that innovation is not a skill set, but a mindset. His words and follow up conversations will assist us in realizing how we can develop and strengthen the experiences of our students in school today. The afternoon content specific sessions will allow attendees to apply their learning from the morning to upcoming lessons and units. Attendees will leave with ideas and knowledge of how their instruction can be relevant and creative in support of student success today.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

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60. Paraprofessional Training Series: Presuming Competence: Strategies to Support Reading Instruction

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/7/2017

Participants will be able to: gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of reading instruction so that they can assist teachers when working with struggling readers, understand the role of the five essential elements of literacy, understand how to support students in acquiring literacy skills and how to apply instructional techniques and content that will reinforce effective reading instruction.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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61. Paraprofessional Training Series: Promoting Self-Determination Skills Among Secondary Students With Disabilities

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/7/2017

As students move through school toward adulthood, they are expected to assume greater responsibility for managing their own behavior, to play a more prominent role in planning for their future, and to become increasingly independent. Indeed, an important focus of schooling is on equipping students for the eventual roles and responsibilities of adulthood. Conversations about preparing students well for these future roles often turn to the topic of promoting self-determination. Throughout this training, participants will explore the role of self-determination as it relates to the secondary transition process.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

62. Pediatric Psychopharmacology: How Medications Can and Cannot Help Vulnerable Students

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists

Dates: 11/7/2017

DR. JOSEPH HEWITT is presenting this workshop to provide psychologists with information that they need to know about psychotropic medication. He will discuss the merits of one selection of category medication over another in educational treatment planning. Controversies such as suicidality, brain development, metabolic and cardiac effects, and dependent issues will be addressed.

Registration begins one half hour before workshop.

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63. Differentiated Instruction - ST MARGARET SCHOOL STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: St. Margaret School

Dates: 11/7/2017

The faculty will learn how to plan and implement strategies to support Differentiated Instuction.

64. TEACHERS GRADES 6-12 Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12

Dates: 11/8/2017 to 11/9/2017

Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design coding learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

65. MCIU PIIC Meeting 11/9/17

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 11/9/2017

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

66. Youth Mental Health: Risk and Resiliency

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 11/9/2017

Wait List
The majority of our youth are emotionally healthy, yet one in every four to five youth overall meet the criteria for a mental health disorder that places them at risk for severe impairment and/or distress. Substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders are the most commonly diagnosed disorders. There are many reasons for concern for the mental health of our youth: suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for teens, youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are at an even higher risk for mental health disorders, the impact of trauma on youth, and the negative impact that social media sites and apps can have on young people. This workshop will: Review the current research addressing the mental health of youth; Look at the signs and symptoms of behavioral health concerns; Examine how trauma impacts learning and development; Discuss how to appropriately respond to youth experiencing mental health issues; Look at resilience, and education and prevention options for schools and agencies.

67. MCIU Tech Innovators 11/09/17

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Technology Innovators

Dates: 11/9/2017

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE PIIC MEETING IN THE MORNING. This council is for Montgomery County technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

68. ISTE Student Standards -PRESENTATION BVM STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: VISITATION BVM STAFF ONLY

Dates: 11/13/2017

New
This workshop will give teachers a better understanding of the ISTE Student Standards, giving teachers a better understanding of the requirements. Teachers are to bring a device of their choice with a specific student assignment or subject in mind and would see how the student standards would help both the teaching and learning of the subject matter.

69. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 11/14/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/14/2017

This module discusses and demonstrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that impact reading comprehension outcomes. Participants will study the text, reader, task, and context variables that impact comprehension. They will also investigate the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and disclosure levels. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 6 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

70. The Use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Programming in Your Classroom: Evidenced-based Teaching Strategies

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Teachers K-12, Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/14/2017

As part of the ongoing ABA Series, this session will focus on specific teaching strategies across the verbal operants. Errorless teaching as well as error correction procedures will be a core part to this workshop as well as how to develop mand programs and specific teaching procedures/prompt strategies for the teaching of the verbal operants. The use of variable reinforcement (VR) will be addressed. Finally, different ways to collect data will be shared.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 1 hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

71. Use PVAAS to Find Your School-Wide Focus

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 11/14/2017

Analyses of data and transforming that information into strategic action is a key skill for school leaders. This session will engage participants and further develop skills in the area of data informed decision making.

You will:
* Interpret PVAAS school level growth reports on the Launchpad and the NEW Growth of Student Groups report.
* Transform data findings into growth goals/priorities to provide a specific focus.
* Investigate strategies for digging deeper into the root cause of student performance results.

You’ll also apply the growth results to a year-long plan for professional learning, based on identified priorities. You will leave with an understanding of how to strategically identify and communicate a school level focus at school, grade, and subject levels.

Who May Benefit From Attending:
School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education), and Teacher Leaders who work with the school leader(s) to determine the focus of school-wide goals and priorities.

Presenters:
Joan Perekupka, PVAAS Statewide Core Team for PDE

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

72. Strategies and Structures for Teaching Writing Grades K-2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-2 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialist, Interventions, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 11/15/2017

Teaching writing can be a feat - the process, genres, behaviors, skills, qualities! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to unpack all of this, with the support of Jen Serravallo's "The Writing Strategies Book" (included). Participants will learn how to craft explicit, clear strategies that teach children how to do.

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore effective feedback and prompts to coach students as they work toward their independent writing goals. Participants will learn different structures for teaching (individual conferences, small groups) that allow teachers to respond flexibility to children's growing strengths and needs.

Workshop Goals:

* To understand how to use formative assessment information to find appropriate goals for each writer
* To craft and explicit, clear strategies
* To coach and prompt writers, and provide feedback as students practice strategies
* To understand the structures and purpose of a variety of teaching methods used for differentiated instruction (conferences, small group)

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

73. Co-Teaching: Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Administrators

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: School Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2017 to 5/31/2018

Are you interested in implementing co-teaching practices in your school/district? Are you interested in expanding your existing co-teaching efforts? Would you like to collaborate with other administrators on development or enhancement of effective co-teaching practices? The PLC will support administrative teams to: Discuss the 5 models of co-teaching and how to best structure both teaching and learning. Support teaching teams to select appropriate co-teaching models based on lesson objectives and needs of students. Discuss strategies to implement when developing a master schedule with embedded co-teaching. Explore barriers and solutions to co-teaching. Complete a facilitated self-assessment on co-teaching and a considerations framework. Compare the relationship of observation/evaluation to the teacher effective framework. Consider tolls to evaluate the effectiveness of co-teaching.

FLYER

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Participants are to bring their laptop.

74. Constructing Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Librarians, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 11/16/2017

Are you building or considering a Makerspace for your school? Do you want to learn how Makerspaces connect to the core curriculum? Join us for a day of hands-on activities to learn strategies for cultivating a culture of making innovation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of tools that can support maker environments while connecting with other education leaders who are also planning Makerspaces. Come ready to be an active learner as we discuss various considerations for building and promoting Maker Learning in schools.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

75. Strategies and Structures for Teaching Writing Grades 3-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialist, Interventions, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 11/16/2017

Teaching writing can be a feat - the process, genres, behaviors, skills, qualities! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to unpack all of this, with the support of Jen Serravallo's "The Writing Strategies Book" (included). Participants will learn how to craft explicit, clear strategies that teach children how to do.

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore effective feedback and prompts to coach students as they work toward their independent writing goals. Participants will learn different structures for teaching (individual conferences, small groups) that allow teachers to respond flexibility to children's growing strengths and needs.

Workshop Goals:

* To understand how to use formative assessment information to find appropriate goals for each writer
* To craft and explicit, clear strategies
* To coach and prompt writers, and provide feedback as students practice strategies
* To understand the structures and purpose of a variety of teaching methods used for differentiated instruction (conferences, small group)

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

76. Strategies and Interventions for Teaching Students With CVI

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers of students with visual impairments, teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, early intervention and teachers of students with multiple disabilities

Dates: 11/20/2017

New
Teachers of the visually impaired will crease their skills in working with students with Cortical Visual Impairment. Participants will gain deeper understanding of the CVI score and the information that it provides, how to develop instructional programs for students with CVI, writing IEP goals for students with CVI and working with other team members.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one-half hour, please bring a bag lunch.

Participants are to bring current examples of student IEPs and/or CVI Range.

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77. Paraprofessional Training Series: Supporting Students On The Autism Spectrum

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/21/2017

Participants will be able to: obtain an introductory working knowledge of Autism, identify principles in supporting students with Austim within the classroom, identify strategies and tools related to supporting a student with Autism's communication, social and behavioral needs within the classroom and understand what resources might be available to support students with Autism.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

78. Differentiating for Advanced Learners - Secondary (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Instructional Specialists/Coaches, Gifted Support Teachers, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 11/28/2017

Participants will be exposed to a variety of advanced learner strategies with an opportunity to develop some of them partially or in whole based on current units taught.

Strategies include:
* Pre-assessment
* Tiered Tasks
* Curriculum Compaction
* Study Guide Plan
* Adding Complexity to Current Lessons
* Most Difficult First.

Participants are asked to bring materials for a unit that could/should include: Student Learning Map or Curriculum Map, K-U-D, formative and summative assessments, lesson plans, and any supplementary materials.

Ideally this session works best with a team of general educators (grade level or department) and a gifted support teacher/instructional coach.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

79. TEACHERS GRADES K-5 Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-5

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 11/29/2017

Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design coding learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

80. Acceleration. Hold Up! Not So FAST. There's More To It Than You Think. (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of District Administrators are encourage to attend.

Dates: 11/29/2017

Join us for a Full-Day Session that will be Divided as Follows:

AM Session: Defining Acceleration through Research and Practice
Did you know there are 20 different types of acceleration? Evidence of at least seven different iterations are already present in Pennsylvania public schools. In addition, learn what tools and processes can be implemented to support the decision to accelerate.

PM Session: Develop an Acceleration Protocol
Working in district teams, you will be guided through the process to get a jumpstart on your district's protocol. It is recommended that team members should have knowledge about curriculum, access to data, and transitions throughout the K-12 student experience.

Teams of District Administrators are encouraged to attend. Teams should include curriculum director/supervisors, data specialists, and coordinators/supervisors of gifted programming.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

81. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 11/29/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/29/2017

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

82. Revising as a Way to "Teach Grammar" at the Secondary Level (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 11/30/2017

New
Students learn to write by emulating others. This includes learning the grammatical structures of written language. During this workshop, participants will examine the traditional approach to grammar instruction and will explore what research indicates to be effective practices for today’s classrooms. Practical methods and strategies for teaching grammar including sentence combining, the study of models, and collaborative writing will be explored. With the support of the work of various teacher-researchers, participants will learn how to tinker with language by revising to construct more complex and sophisticated sentences. This workshop honors the process-approach to teaching writing while offering participants practical ideas on how to use heuristics and more.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

83. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 12/1/2017 to 12/31/2017

New
Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

84. Hazing and Youth: Initiation Rites, Wrongs and Responsibility

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 12/6/2017

Hazing in college fraternities has dominated headlines in recent months. What is often not recognized is the reality that hazing is more prevalent in our high-schools than our colleges and universities. Some of the most important information learned about school hazing in recent years has come from research conducted by Alfred University and the University of Maine. Hazing is more common among high-school students, and for many students, their first hazing experience occurs in middle-school. In recent years, hazing has become more violent and sexualized. Researchers have also discovered that school hazing was as demeaning, dangerous, and violent as hazing among college students. Additionally, many schools are unaware of the prevalence of hazing, or their responsibilities in effectively addressing it. The Associated Press examined sexual violence in sports in its review of over 17,000 cases of student-on-student sexual assaults. Violence on some teams is so normalized it has persisted for years, and the AP fund multiple cases where adults knew and failed to intervene. This workshop will: Review current hazing research; Examine the role and responsibilities of schools in addressing hazing; Discuss legal rulings focusing on hazing and schools; Review hazing education and prevention models, including bystander intervention.

85. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 12/8/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

86. Act 339 Series Session #3: Program Component, Management; Stakeholder, Business/Community

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 12/12/2017

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Wait List
This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Program Component, Management; Stakeholder, Business/Community.
* Overview of and a working knowledge of the Management System.
* Review the Delivery system documents from Training #2.
* Introducing CEW 101 resources.
* Introducing Program Goals (#3 on the 339 template). * Introducing Advisory Council role and discussing how it will be developed (#6 on the 339 Template).
* Business/Community Panel-Developing a strategy to engage and involve Business/Community stakeholders in the program.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

87. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 12/12/2017

This council is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

88. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 12/12/2017

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

89. How We Learn Math and Science: Five Essential Practices for Successful, Long-Lasting Learning with John Almarode (M) (S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Math and Science Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 12/14/2017 to 2/8/2018

"I don't know" and "I don't remember" are phrases that haunt every math and science teacher and learner. How do we create mathematics and science experiences that lead to better learning for all students so that they will "know" and "remember"? Over the past fifteen years, the science of learning has provided many insights into how we think about math and science concepts, ideas, and content. Furthermore, these promising principles provide a starting point for inspired and passionate teachers to build the capacity in math and science learners to see themselves as their own teachers. This workshop shows you how! The body of research on how we learn math and science provides well established principles and practices that enhance the learning outcomes for each of our students in the classroom. Moving beyond performance on a test, this workshop links these essential principles to the everyday instructional decisions you make in your classroom.

Practicing what we preach, you will take part in an edge-of-your-seat learning experience that translates these principles to practices across multiple grade-levels. You will leave with strategies that will make learning stronger for all your students.

Note Snow Make-up dates: January 4, 2018 and/or February 14, 2018

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

90. Writing Structures and Strategies: Effective Core Writing Instruction at the Sentence Level 3-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Administrators, Reading Specialists, 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2017

How does grammar instruction at the sentence level support the production of text? Current research in the field is revealing that micro-level skills play a crucial role in the development of complex writing for a variety of purposes. This workshop will focus on explicit instructional techniques for sentence analysis and development to build automaticity in the grammatical structures of written language in grades 3-8.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

91. MCIU PIIC Meeting 12/19/17 Regional

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 12/19/2017

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

92. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 1/1/2018 to 1/31/2018

New
Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

93. How to Support Students' Productive Struggle and Perseverance Grades K-5 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 1/9/2018 to 2/22/2018

Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships. This 2-day workshop will help you build and nurture a culture for productive struggle by answering the following questions:

* What is productive struggle?
* Why is productive struggle important to student's mathematics learning/
* How do we support productive struggle for each and every student?

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

94. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and teh Alphabetic Principle (L) 01/10/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2018

Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

95. Montgomery County Middle School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 1/10/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

96. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 1/10/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County High School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

97. Differentiating for Advanced Learners - Elementary (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Instructional Specialists/Coaches, Gifted Support Teachers, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 1/11/2018

Participants will be exposed to a variety of advanced learner strategies with an opportunity to develop some of them partially or in whole based on current units taught.

Strategies include:
* Pre-assessment
* Tiered Tasks
* Curriculum Compaction
* Study Guide Plan
* Adding Complexity to Current Lessons
* Most Difficult First.

Participants are asked to bring materials for a unit that could/should include: Student Learning Map or Curriculum Map, K-U-D, formative and summative assessments, lesson plans, and any supplementary materials.

Ideally this session works best with a team of general educators (grade level or department) and a gifted support teacher/instructional coach.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

98. Creating and Communicating a Vision for Student and Staff Success (PIL/Act 45)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 1/15/2018 to 4/30/2018

This is a hybrid program for administrators with online coursework beginning on January 15, 2018 and closing on April 30, 2018.

Overview: Effective instructional and administrative leadership is required to implement change processes. Effective leaders are proactive and seek help that is needed. They nurture an instructional program and school culture conducive to learning and professional growth. Effective leaders have different styles and roles. This program provides school and district leaders with strategies and skills to more effectively approach and address critical issues that demand their attention.

The overarching leadership themes to be developed include:

* Strategic thinking and planning is required for any change effort.
* A vision and clearly defined goals must precede any action steps.
* Strong leaders are reflective, life-long learners.
* Strong leaders include others in decision making.
* Values and beliefs within school environments shape the culture of the school.

Participants will be required to choose a current issue/challenge impeding student achievement in their organization and develop a comprehensive “road map” to analyze and address the situation.

99. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 1/16/2018 to 2/1/2018

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due May 30, 2018.

100. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 1 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: All Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status.

Dates: 1/17/2018 to 1/18/2018

Google Education Certifications were updated and MCIU is pleased to offer educators an opportunity to work with Rich Kiker in preparation to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. During this two day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Education Trainer" status.

Participants will be guided through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web-based tutorials, and video learning libraries.

Test preparation for the new Google Educator exam includes readiness with: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Chrome, Classroom and exploration of the Google Trainer process.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

101. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades 5-8 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 5-8

Dates: 1/18/2018 to 5/8/2018

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

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Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*